Challenger 75D

Challenger 75D Technical Specifications

Challenger 75D is a Row-Crop tractor that was produced by the John Deere between 1995 – 1997.

Below you will find detailed technical specifications for Challenger 75D covering engine types, horsepower ratings, weight, height, fuel type and tank volume, oil capacity and type, hydraulic system diagram, wiring diagram, battery specs, etc.

Challenger 75D Production

Manufacturer Challenger (a part of Caterpillar)
Agricultural Crawler tractor
Original price was $144,000 in 1997

Challenger 75D Power

Engine: 254.52 hp
189.8 kW
PTO (tested) 300.58 hp
224.1 kW

Challenger 75D Electrical

Ground negative
Charging system alternator
Charging amps 145
Batteries 2
Battery CCA 900
Battery volts 12

Challenger 75D Mechanical

Drive crawler
Steering hydrostatic differential steering
Hydraulic wet disc brakes
Cab standard with air-conditioning.


Fuel 203 gal
768.4 L
Hydraulic system 29 gal
109.8 L


Type closed-center pressure-compensated
Capacity 29 gal
109.8 L
Pressure 2750 psi
189.6 bar
Valves 4
Pump flow 27 gpm
102.2 lpm
  35 gpmOptOptional
132.5 lpm

Tracktor Hitch

Rear Type IV/III
Control position and draft control
Rear lift 12300 lbs
5579 kg

Power Take-off (PTO)

Rear PTO independent
Rear RPM 1000 (1.75)
Engine RPM 1000@2050

Challenger 75D Engine detail

Engine Detail
Caterpillar 3176C ATAAC
turbocharged intercooled diesel
Displacement 629 ci
10.3 L
Bore/Stroke 4.92×5.51 inches
125 x 140 mm
Power (gross) 330 hp
246.1 kW
Air cleaner dual paper elements with aspirator
Pre-heating ether injection
  block heater
Rated RPM 2100
Starter volts 12
Oil capacity 32 qts
30.3 L
Coolant capacity 60 qts
56.8 L

Challenger 75D Transmission overview

Engine Oil

Type full power shift
Gears 10 forward and 2 reverse
Oil capacity 60 qts
56.8 L

Challenger 75D Dimensions

Wheelbase 107 inches
271 cm
Length 232 inches
589 cm
Width 120 inches*Width with 30-inch tracks.
304 cm
Height (cab) 128 inches
325 cm
Height (exhaust) 144 inches
365 cm
Operating weight 35720 lbs
16202 kg
Gauge 90 inches
228 cm

Challenger 75D Tests

OCED Tractor Test 1722

OCED Tractor Test 1722
Diesel 10-speed crawler
April 1 – 14, 1997
Link: OCED Tractor Test 1722 file
PTO performance
Max power 300.58 hp
224.1 kW
Fuel use 16.1 gal/hour
60.9 l/hour
Power at rated engine speed 284.30 hp
212.0 kW
Fuel use 15.7 gal/hour
59.4 l/hour
Power at rated PTO speed 292.57 hp
218.2 kW
Fuel use 16.0 gal/hour
60.6 l/hour
Drawbar performance
Max power 254.52 hp
189.8 kW
Fuel use 15.8 gal/hour
59.8 l/hour
Gear 3 used for power test.
Max pull 34,760 lbs
15767 kg
Gear 1 used for pull test.


Is Challenger 75D a good tractor?

The Challenger 75D is one of the great tractors in the Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) stable, and it has earned Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) a fantastic reputation.

How much oil does a Challenger 75D take?

Check out the Challenger 75D oil capacity and oil type in the engine specs section as it may vary across the engines. Keep in mind, that older models might have their oil capacity increased over time. You may compare between the early and late oil capacity.

Do tractors have VIN numbers?

Every tractor has a VIN number. The number is usually engraved below the driver’s seat. Tractor manufacturers put the number in different places on the tractor body.

What was the last year Challenger (a part of Caterpillar) made the 75D?

The Challenger 75D was an agricultural tractor model made from 1995 – 1997

How much horsepower is a Challenger 75D?

The 75D engine tested at 254.52 hp
189.8 kW drawbar and 300.58 hp
224.1 kW kW PTO horsepower.

How much does a Challenger 75D tractor weight?

Depending on the engine type, the Challenger 75D weight ranges from 35720 lbs
16202 kg .

How much can a Challenger 75D Pull?

The max pulling capacity of the Challenger 75D tractors starts at 34,760 lbs
15767 kg but may be slightly higher depending on the trim.

How much can a John Challenger 75D Lift?

Challenger 75D tractor hitch is capable of lifting 12300 lbs
5579 kg.

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